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Collection of court documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3877

Scope and Contents

Collection includes court documents from the Wayne County, New York Court of Common Pleas and the Lake County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas during the period of 1827 to 1873. The court cases document the environment in which the Mormon Church developed, including early Church history in Palmyra, New York, and later developments in Kirtland, Ohio.


  • 1827-1956

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of court documents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized into three series: I. Wayne County, New York Court of Common Pleas, 1827-1844. II. Lake County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, 1844-1873. III. Miscellaneous documents, 1834-1956.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lawrence Faria, Steven M. Faria, Richard D. Faria, David Faria, John Moore, and Carl Grout.

Additional documents donated by Larry Faria in 2007, and added to the collection in 2017.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Collection of court documents
Megan Furcini
2011 April 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States